Feb 28 2017 D&C Lesson 23 by Cynthia Williams


Dale G. Renlund:

  • You will find protection from the temptations and ills of this world.
  • You will find personal power: Power to change, power to repent, power to learn, power to be sanctified.
  • You will find power to turn the hearts of your family together and heal that which needs healing.

Elder Richard G. Scott:

“Have you prayed about your own ancestors’ work? …Perhaps you have been prompted to look for ancestors but feel you are not a genealogist. Can you see that you don’t have to be anymore? It all begins with love and a sincere desire to help those beyond the veil who can’t help themselves. …This work is a spiritual work, a monumental effort of cooperation on both sides of the veil, where help is given in both directions. … Begin now. I promise you that the Lord will help you find a way. And it will make you feel wonderful.”

“Our anxiety to redeem the dead, and the time and resources we put behind that commitment, are, above all, an expression of our witness concerning Jesus Christ. It constitutes as powerful a statement as we can make concerning His divine character and mission. It testifies…of the infinite reach of His Atonement…  Christ “died for all.”…“God is no respecter of persons: But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him.”  “Doth he cry unto any, saying: Depart from me? Behold, I say unto you, Nay; but he saith: Come unto me all ye ends of the earth, buy milk and honey, without money and without price.”(2 Nephi 26:25) Our Lord “inviteth … all to come unto him and partake of his goodness; and he denieth none that come unto him, black and white, bond and free, male and female; and he remembereth the heathen; and all are alike unto God, both Jew and Gentile.” (2 Nephi 26:33) It is inconceivable that this invitation, universally extended in life, would be rescinded for those who had not heard it before they died.” (D. Todd Christofferson, Oct. 2000 Gen. Conference)

What will you do to help turn the hearts of your children to their fathers?